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The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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The Sixth GlassThe Sixth Glass

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1,923 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,923
Reviews: 662
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 127
Gots: 265 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
”Do you know what dwells in a glass?” asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersen's The Watchman of the Tower. Better known for stories such as The Little Mermaid, Andersen wrote this short, cautionary tale for a somewhat older audience. Our quadrupel ale, also meant for the mature connoisseur, is a deep and mysterious libation, dark auburn and full-bodied, its sweetness deceptive. As Ole describes the glasses in turn, their contents become more ominous until, in the sixth glass...

22 IBU

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 11-15-2007)
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Photo of tai4ji2x


3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

thanks to goatgoat for the trade

750ml w cork and cage. batch 68256. tasted in late april/may 2009.

dark brown amber, clear under the light. huge, light beige head, slowly recedes to relatively stable 2mm layer. thin but consistent rings of lace all down the glass.

aroma: fruity figs, dats, with light anise and licorice notes. grassy, herbal hop note. candied caramel. mild phenols, and also a slight fusel character in back.

taste: similar fruit and candied caramel, with grassy, hay-like hop giving moderate bitterness. some spices come out with the phenols and alcohol, which are a bit more than i'd like, however.

light to medium body, with some astringency, esp from the phenols. creamy, fluffy carbonation but ends up accentuating the phenols further.

are there people that really just enjoy phenols? i wonder...

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 04:52:49 | More by tai4ji2x
Photo of mhatters


4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 75cl cork-finished bottle into a Duvel glass

Pours a deep amber with a very large, fluffy, off-white head. Hazy.

Dark fruit,candi sugar, and some phenolic notes. A very interesting and exciting nose.

Spicy, sweet, and fruity. Raisins, apple, and plum. The alcohol comes through at the end.

Lots of carbonation, the alcohol really adds some heat at the the finish.

I love Quads - this is a very good quad, more in the Belgian style than some of the other, lighter American-styled quads. I really like this beer

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2009 23:43:24 | More by mhatters
Photo of bennetj17


3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from 2007. Hazy, caramel-orange color, with thin foam. The foam doesn't hold well leaving just a ring and a few suds. The aroma is pleasantly sweet and sugary with some nice esters. Don't get any note of the alcohol really.

The taste is also quite sweet. I very much get a flavor of pancakes with maple syrup. Not alot of balance to this, would have liked some more of the estery fruit character to shine through in the flavor and add some complexity. There is an herbal-like earthiness in the mix. The alcohol is not too hot, probably due to the age? Mouthfeel is actually quite light. The carbonation is decent, but should be more rich and creamy with the foam.

Overall a little too one-dimensional with it's sweetness. I unfortunately have to compare it with some pretty great examples of the style, and it just doesn't stack up to its true Belgian counterparts. A decent value...

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2009 06:22:43 | More by bennetj17
Photo of IowaHawkeyesFan


4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

i absolutely love this beer, its not the best quad i have ever tasted but the price on it makes it my #1. and i love the corked bottle.

it pours a dark slightly hazy brown color, with a thick head that sticks for quite awhile. the smell is of roasted malts and a hint of some chocolate. taste is amazing, its got got a good sweet malt backbone with a good amount of bitterness to ad little zest to it. even at 10.5% you cant taste the alcohol at all.

its not as drinkable as some beers but i only need a pint or two of this and im ready to pass out. it could easily by my favorite beer but i have so many i havnt tried yet.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2009 12:53:01 | More by IowaHawkeyesFan
Photo of slaintemhor


4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I haven't tried much from this brewer as we don't get their products in my state, but luckily their products are showing up in a neighboring state (about six miles away). The color of this was a dense, dark amber with tinge of garnet (when held against the light). The nose was redolent of sweet, spicy malt. On the palate, a quick burst of tiny bubbles followed by brown sugar, caramel and turbinado, then a slight bitterness on the palate and a long finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 06:24:14 | More by slaintemhor
Photo of ccrida


3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my large St. Fueillien tulip, The Sixth Glass is a hazy dark brown with a large off-white head, tight and creamy, and slow to subside, leaving sheets of foamy lace.

Smell is sweet and fruity, nothing really distinct for the style, a touch of blood like iron.

Taste is really heavy on the raisin - whoa! Spicy, not overly alcoholic, really just dominated by the cured grapes, too much special b I'd guess, if not an out-right additive. Not bad, just heavy-handed, lacking complexity. I paired it with a cigar, which was worked well - it stood up to the robustness of the tobacco, but I didn't feel like I was missing anything.

Mouthfeel has a heavy, creamy carbonation, a bit of crispness but not exactly sharp. I've come to recognize this as the trademark of the Boulveard Belgians. The higher ABV is particularly drying, but overall it's pretty digestible.

Drinkability is pretty good, a decent quad, but lacking the depth you find in the best examples of the style. Still, I appreciate the strong flavor, a fine second choice, it certainly held up to the cigar quite well. Also, not a bad price for the packaging, another hallmark of the smokestack line.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 05:34:28 | More by ccrida
Photo of BitterPachyderm


4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, corked and caged, courtesy stephens101. Batch #68235...

Another brew poured into an oversized wine glass. One finger of lively tan head. A deep orange almost red body, very clean looking.

The first whiff is of pure unadulerated alcohol, but as it sits, it mellows out into a Belgian mine field of aromas. Toffee, burnt caramels, and cherries explode your senses and let lose hints of peaches, grapes, and leather. Very vinious in the nose. So complex, yet childishly simple...

I don't think that my tongue was ready for the goodness...cherries, grapes, honey, and raisins at the forefront with a surprising bittersweet chocolate finish, Exceptionally sweet in a good way...

This is a rich and full bodied brew with just the perfect amount of carbonation. Heavenly in your mouth...

The alcohol is there, but it's not inhibiting to the experience. I probably could have had two of these if I wanted to get John Daly style drunk.

I was extremely surprised by how good this beer was. It was totally unexpected, so many flavors hitting me at once, all of them vying for my love...so damn good! It seemed like the perfect marriage of candied malts and dark fruit, a great all around quad. I'd like to know if this ages well...a part of me says no, but that may be because I have another bottle sitting down in the cellar. Bring on a Westy 12 somebody!!

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2009 20:42:17 | More by BitterPachyderm
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4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cork shot out of bottle, but luckily no foaming issues out of the bottle. Beer heavily carbonated, but quickly dampens down to some clinging on side of glass and on top of beer. Beer is muddy brown and very dark. Smell is quite appealing, with notes of dark fruit, especially cherry and plum. maltiness is there too. taste follows smell with hints of cherry and fig. Beer is syrupy and nicely carbonated. Some bitterness in the finish, but minimal. Beer is tasty as hell and highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2009 01:13:15 | More by jpaltan
Photo of glid02


4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at Hyvee in Columbia, MO.

Pours a murky copper-brown color with a one-finger light tan head. The head recedes fairly quickly into a thin pancake on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of pears, plums, and light figs coated with brown sugar. As the beer warms a bit of spiciness presents itself along with very slight hints of toffee.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Malt and brown sugar flavors are joined immediately by medium and dark fruits - again pears, plums, and figs. Near the end of the sip a spiciness a bit more pronounced than in the smell comes out before a sweet and surprisingly small alcoholic ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's a bit on the thin side for a quad but the carbonation is nice and active.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could easily have a few more.

I haven't had a whole lot of quads from US brewers, but this one was one of the better ones I remember. Definitely worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2009 21:46:52 | More by glid02
Photo of BuckeyeNation


3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"In the sixth glass sits the Devil himself. He is a little well-dressed man, most charming and pleasant. He understands everything you say. He even brings a lamp to light your way... not to your home, but to his."

--from The Watchman of the Tower, by Hans Christian Anderson

Caramel-covered pumpkin with blurry tangerine borders. The golden beige colored crown is ferociously fizzy and doesn't have terrific texture. Rockiness and stickiness are nowhere in sight. The score is still respectable because the liquid portion of the appearance looks good.

The nose isn't as malty or as rich as expected. It's sour fruity, with a moderate amount of yeasty spiciness. If nothing else, TSG should prove to be an interesting take on a Belgian quadrupel by a brewery who did a damn fine job with Long Strange Tripel.

Perhaps time and warming will improve things (note: they do), but the first few ounces tell me that The Sixth Glass isn't a world-class quad. It is pretty tasty though, and is becoming more so as the first glassful is almost gone. The biggest problem is a lack of body, which is almost always a complexity killer.

For a beer designed to hold up for at least five years, a mere 18 months in the bottle shouldn't have broken it down this much. Once some of the fizzier bubbles fade, the mouthfeel does firm up and become respectable in the end.

The flavor profile is reminiscent of a BSDA with medium-dark fruits rather than dark fruits. The cornucopia includes apricots, peaches and figs. Maybe even tangy plums, but nothing as dark as raisins. Steely caramel is as dark as the malt component gets. A solid smack of clove-like spiciness rounds things out in fine fashion. Looks like this is pretty tasty beer after all is said and done.

Boulevard The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale isn't as good as Long Strange Tripel, but I'm glad that it's readily available in my local grocery and I'm thrilled that it's only $7.99 per bottle. Even though I wouldn't sell my soul to Beelzebub for a bottle, this is a more than decent effort that deserves a look for anyone even remotely interested in the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2009 21:25:16 | More by BuckeyeNation
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3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Smokestack series glass, how could I resist? Its a beautiful brown that turns ruby red when held to the light. Smooth fluffy looking head, never quiet goes away.

Smell is deep, and rich, caramel and raisins come to mind first. Very smooth taste, with a bit of heat from the alcohol, just a touch too much.

Thick and creamy this is a beer that stands up and say "Hey, drink me idiot!"

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2009 02:59:48 | More by Fatduck
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Rhode Island

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Courtesy of ballewblake. 750ml bottle (batch 68081) served in my Allagash tulip. Pours copper in color, slightly hazy, with a half-inch off-white head; much lighter than your typical quad. Lots of floaties, but no lacing during the tasting. Nose is dark fruit, candi sugar and booze. Taste follows nose but I also get figs or apricots. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, lightly effervescent with some astringency at the finish. Easy drinking, but not as big as your typical quad-a little closer to a tripel in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2009 02:26:21 | More by Jwale73
Photo of mwilbur


4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 750 mL (batch 68081) into snifter.
A: Pours a cloudy brownish orange with 2 inch light tan carbonated head. Interesting...not what I was expecting.
S: Strong piney hops with a background of citrus hops...again not what I was expecting. Faint hint of banana comes through as this warms.
T: Well balanced roast malt and less hops (still the pine and citrus) here than in the aroma. The hops still come out on top though.
M: Surprisingly light. Fairly strong effervescent carbonation. Sharp, but not biting, hop note. Definitely not what I was expecting from a quad.
D: Exceptionally drinkable...especially for a quad. ABV very well hidden...although it does eventually catch up with you. This is an interesting and very good take on the style. Highly recommended to seek out and try. A versatile brew that would do well on it's own, with a meal, or as an after dinner drink. I've always been a fan of Boulevard and now with their Smokestack series I'm becoming a huge fan. Well done!
I have more of these and it will be interesting to see how this matures with cellaring.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2009 04:33:00 | More by mwilbur
Photo of czechsaaz


3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very fruity ale aroma. I get cherries and raisins and peaches. Malt aroma is pretty restrained but some dark caramel is there. First few sniffs there was some fuesal alchol but that dissipated pretty quickly.

Copper colored with a thick tan head that lasts and is fed by lots or rising columns of bubbles. Not much lacing. It's there but it drops back into the main head pretty quickly.

Nice malty flavor right off. Lots of deep crystal-type, maybe some munich flavor. Hop bitterness is pretty high so the beer is significantly drier than most Quads. There's a bread like flavor that I'm not sure if it's the yeast or maybe some biscuit malt. There's lots more fruit flavor too and the same types as the aroma. But again, there's a distracting level of alcohol flavor, not over-strong but you can definitely taste it.

Very highly carbonated, maybe even a little rough. Full bodied and very warming in the mouth and stomach from the alcohol.

Drinkability is within the style, but that's challenging. It's a big beer that wears it's strength in obvious ways. But it's a pretty good sipper.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2009 07:26:39 | More by czechsaaz
Photo of froghop


3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a dark brown with a ruby tint, a very large head, and good lacing.

smell is of dark fruit, malt, oatmeal, a bit of cocoa, and burnt caramel.

taste is smooth, malty, some cocoa, some dark fruit, and brown sugar, ends smooth and a little bitter.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2009 02:50:01 | More by froghop
Photo of jacobseyb


4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A=pours a deep ruby with ample off white head

S=nice smell of spice, bananas, and alcohol, some maltiness

T=very nice balance with malts up front and finishes with spicy aftertaste and alcohol

M=very tight carbonation that tickles, and warms

D=good, enjoyable beer alcohol hinders drinkability not because of taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 03:15:59 | More by jacobseyb
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4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, corked and caged. Batch number: 68044.

A loud pop and a hissing pour reveal a hazy, glowing amber with ruby edges. Big, rocky, towering, light khaki head that sticks to the sides of the glass nicely. Nose shows off sweet candy sugar, dark tropical fruits, raisins, a hint of bubble gum, and some yeasty sweet bread.

Toasted malts and singed banana bread up front. Sweet tropical fruits and bananas follow. Layers of plums, pears, and raisins come in, with hints of toffee, and coconut rum. Yeasty, with lingering ripe banana and toffee in the finish. Warming. Full-bodied, with a thick, smooth feel. Delicious and very well done!

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2009 00:47:26 | More by alexgash
Photo of dankbrew21


4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml Smoke Stack Series

Appearance- Ruby brown color. Pours a big, off white, head. Fair retention. The tiny bubbles in the head are almost all symetrcal and perfectly stacked until it reaches the top of the glass where they are more spread out and vary in size.

Smell- Banana nut, sweet malts, some cinnamon, raisin, & slight cherry.

Taste- Awesome! Strong banana flavor. I almost get, like, a tinny taste. Alcohol is well present but still pleasant! It opens the nostrils and massages the back of the throat. Kind of a biter (not so smooth), maybe it's the alcohol. I think this beer is very similar to the Koenings Hoeven Quad., which I just had yesterday. This beer, however, has a much stronger alcohol presence, considering it's only .5% higher than Koenings. Both use a heavy banana dose. Wow! Halfway down the first glass and I am already feeling a warm buzzz.

Drinkability- Medium drinkability, although I am sipping on this awful fast so I can keep enjoying the taste.

Notes: Great beer!! I think Boulevard should make more extremebeers like this and their double-wide. I do like their pale ale a lot too. Cheers Boulevard! Well done!

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2009 22:15:17 | More by dankbrew21
Photo of siradmiralnelson


4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into goblet.

A. Big 3 finger thick head when poured. Amber/Brown Burgundy color.

S. Sweet,spicy, subtle fruit notes, alcohol smell.

T. Spicey peppery taste, caramel malt sweetness, yeast, alcohol aftertaste.

M. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation.

D. Less complexity than other Quads. Overall a pretty good beer. In my location this an a easily accessible beer, and one I grab often.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2009 02:26:32 | More by siradmiralnelson
Photo of everetends


3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle I got from hopsleeroy in a past trade. Now is the time to enjoy this baby. Served this guy up in a tulip glass.

A: This guy had a huge pop on the uncorking and has a nice smoke rolling out of the bottle. Has a really nice hazy brown going on here. The haze is very wheat beer in appearance. That hazy brown has a more amber look with a touch of orange as it is held to the light. The pour got me a good three fingers of head that seems to be pretty darned tight and thick and has a really crisp white appearance. Lace is loose and doesn't have too much stick as it slowly slides back in to the glass further keeping the retention in tact. Good looking brew.

S: Smell is not really kickin as much as I was expecting. It does have a pretty light and balanced. Getting some nice and sweet Belgian characters coming through with the yeast and malts. There is a slight candy sweetness going on here. It does actually have a lot of caramel malt in here along with a touch of clove honey. Smells pretty good but its pretty muted.

T: Taste pretty much mirrors the nose. Getting that Belgian yeast quality coming out really nice with all that malt in here. Getting a good amount caramel and clove honey in here as well. This is sweet but not too crazy. There is a touch of wheat in here that is really cutting it a bit with some grainy goodness. There is a good amount of bready goodness in here that really works with that wheat goodness. There is a slight touch of raisin and tart cherry in here as well. Slight touch of spicy rum on the finish. Pretty tasty.

M: Nice medium feel that has a decent amount of weight to it. Nice and somewhat oily and slick feel going on here. The carbonation is medium as well that really keeps this decently crisp but doesn't take away from the nice feel. Has a somewhat drying quality that makes the next sip a must. ABV is nicely tame but still present. Aftertaste is mostly just some nice malt and a touch of that spicy rum I mentioned.

D: This bottle is not going to be an issue at all thanks to that feel. This SOB is going down nice and easy, not sitting heavily at all. ABV doesn't appear to be an issue in feel or taste, but I could see it catching up with you. I see this an easy kill on the 750 but not need to push it beyond there. Absolutely easy to kill 2 or 3 glasses though. A solid brew all around and really was a treat as my first Boulevard brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2009 03:40:13 | More by everetends
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy russet color with a billowy head that fades rather quickly but leaves more than a few dots of lace behind

Smell: Caramel spicecake, with rum-soaked raisins, figs, candi sugar and a lot of phenols

Taste: Caramel spicecake up front, with a peppery blend of candi sugar, fig, raisins and apples; after the swallow, the alcohol takes over, bringing a fair amount of phenols in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with buoyant carbonation; lots of warmth in the gullet after the swallow

Drinkability: Reminds me a bit of the Westvleteren 12 and that is high praise, although that beer and this are a bit too sweet and alcoholic to be particularly drinkable

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2009 23:11:11 | More by brentk56
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3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from 22oz bottle.

A- nice deep brown with a heavy cloudiness to it. Good head, stayed a while at first and faded to a nice thick rim. The carbonation was not overpowering at all and was pretty consistent as I sipped on it.

S- malt, raisin, fig. Didn't show through extremely well, I had to try a little harder than I expected to find them, but they were appealing.

T- The richness of the malts comes through here. A nice combination of dark fruits and concentrated flavors.

M- Pretty filling. Flavors were well concetrated which left some light lingering finish. A good balance of alcohol came in toward the finish too, which I actually found to be a pleasant addition.

D- I would be happy to drink this again, but not if I had to go far out of my way to get it.

Perhaps I didn't enjoy it as much as I would have in the middle of the winter or in front of a fire... I will try it again next december and let you all know. :-)

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2009 03:28:30 | More by TPatuto
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3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a murky brown with a huge porous head. The beer clears up by the end of the glass. Light lacing.

S: Fruity, yeasty aromas with a bit of bananas and phenols.

T: Slightly sugary with a musty tropical fruit taste and a bit of rubber. A mild alcohol presence.

M: Full-bodied with medium-high carbonation. Dry and clean in the finish.

D: Pretty decent, but this one fails to impress me. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2009 12:40:33 | More by klewis
Photo of Kromes


4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark brown with a beige colored head. I liked the aromas in this beer, there was a caramel, sweet raisin, and fruity aroma. This has a very strong flavor that to me was dominated at first by a sweet alcohol flavor. The caramel, brown sugar and raisin flavors show up in the middle and then there is a nice warm alcohol finish. I was surprised at how much brown sugar there was in the taste. It really went well with the raisin flavors. I had this with some apple cobbler, so that might have really brought out some of those flavors as well. Really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2009 22:45:00 | More by Kromes
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4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into a chalice.

Pours a murky leather color with a small head that dissipates immediately and leaves sticky lacing if it's not absorbed by the legs.

Aroma is sweet malt and candy sugar. Sweet cotton candy aroma. Thick cream and booze, like sweetened condensed milk and malt. Slightly funky and fruity yeast aromas, dusty and hearty.

Flavor is raisins and rum up front. Booze and dates with burnt brown sugar and molasses. Estery alcohol is very present on the middle, which is understandable with this style. Finishes crackery and bready, like a meal in a bottle. Bittering presence isn't well represented in this beer, the malt would probably overpower any hops in the boil anyway.

Mouthfeel is pretty slick, oily and stinging from the alcohol. Creamy and full, there is a substance here.

ABV is hidden well for as high as it is. Let's be honest, you can't hide 10 1/2 easily and this beer does it, very well attenuated. The only thing that would make this beer better is a bittering presence. Maybe some dry hopping, but the style doesn't call for it.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2009 01:39:17 | More by wheatyweiss
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,923 ratings.